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Excellent Utility Vehicle
By johansen on
Vehicle2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
ReviewWe purchased the 2013 Sport (5 seater) with the 2.0 turbo, front wheel drive, with the popular and premium packages. The popular package is pretty much standard on all models and the premium adds saddle interior with leather, rear camera, heated front/rear seats, power front seats, etc. Really didn't want to spend the extra 2 grand or so on the premium option but in the end, we decided the package was worth the money. Plenty of interior room, initially my wife was worried it was too large, but after driving it, she realized it didn't feel as large as it appeared. The ride is very solid and comfortable, the turbo gives plenty of oomph, interior is gorgeous, and the quality is excellent.
Best FeaturesThis is our first Hyundai and we're very impressed. Especially after comparing with competing products. We checked out the competition and got in the Santa Fe and immediately noticed a marked difference in quality beginning with the door handles. Everything we felt in the Santa Fe felt superior in every way to ALL of the other SUVs we tested. Very impressive Hyundai. Price wise, the facts speak for themselves -- the best value in its class. We weren't only looking for the best value but ended up with one anyway. The fav features include the ride, which is very solid, quiet, comfortable, actually luxurious in many ways. This thing is just a beauty! Other typical options are nice as well.
Worst FeaturesPower hatch would be a great addition to the premium package. I would have been willing to spend a few hundred bucks for that option. No suggestions yet as we just purchased it recently. Great breaks, excellent quality in terms of fit / finish, ride, materials (mostly), great space and utility, and I just can't get over how gorgeous this vehicle is. Puts the Highlander, Pathfinder, and Pilot to shame all around. Go drive the competition first then the Santa Fe and you'll know what I mean. We're averaging right now about 25.5 mpg of mixed driving. People, if you're having trouble with mpg, drive smoothly and just touch the pedal! I'll provide an update soon, but today, this vehicle is 10/10
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